Τι κάνεις; [How do you do?]



The talk is open to the public, free of charge. The talk will be held in English.


This illustrated talk will serve as something of an introduction. Reflecting on her recent experience as the Visual Arts Program Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Monika Szewczyk will pose some questions that seem pertinent for work in Athens towards the upcoming documenta.

These include (but are not limited to):

  • How can the experience of curating and teaching pave the way for ‘learning from Athens’?
  • How might life on the South Side of Chicago intersect with ‘South as a State of Mind’?
  • How (else) can we consider crisis, or things “going south”?
  • How many dimensions do we think in?

MONIKA SZEWCZYK has split her time between curating, writing, editing, and teaching. She is currently living in Athens and working as a curator on the team of documenta 14. Prior to joining forces with Adam Szymczyk and co., she was Visual Arts Program Curator of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, where she also lectured in the departments of Visual Arts and Art History (2012–2014); Head of Publications at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (2008–2011); Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2004–2007); and Exhibitions Coordinator at the University of British Columbia’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Satellite Gallery in downtown Vancouver (2002–2004). She has taught throughout, including 
at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver), the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam), and the Bergen Art Academy. Her writings have appeared in numerous catalogues as well as journals such as Afterall, Mousse Magazine, The Exhibitionist, and e-flux journal.



Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
SZALON (2014)

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